Department: Neurobiology
Faculty: Life Sciences
Tel Aviv University

Prof. Assaf Yaniv

Research topic: Measuring in-vivo brain micro-structure and neuroplasticity with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in humans and rodents

Research methods: Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Diffusion Imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Tractography; Immuno-histochemistry, Histology.

Main projects in the lab include:

  1. Investigation and localization of brain regions that undergo plasticity following a cognitive experience or training with MRI
  2. Development of MRI frameworks that will characterize micro-structural parameters of neuronal tissue such as axon diameter distribution and cellular density
  3. Analysis of structural connectivity